Contractors, take note: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is currently stepping up its vigilance with new regulations and a new national safety campaign to prevent jobsite falls.
Some contractors claim they have been converting oil equipment to natural gas at a record pace. But that doesn’t mean oil furnaces will fade from the marketplace, as there are many areas that have limited access to natural gas. In addition, it can be expensive to convert, and new oil furnaces can provide better comfort and higher efficiencies.
YWCA Toronto recently completed construction of the YWCA Elm Centre, an $80 million, 302-unit affordable and supportive permanent housing complex for women and women-led families. What went into this project?
Barring any changes stemming from the pending lawsuit against the Department of Energy (DOE), the new regional efficiency standards for residential furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps are scheduled to become effective May 1, 2013. What does that mean for you?
One sector where CO2 is making the strongest inroads in the United States is in supermarkets as more stores and refrigeration manufacturers embrace its use. Where are two recent examples that make for good reading?
Renewable energy generated by solar, wind, and geothermal technology has garnered a lot of attention lately, but residential biomass central heating systems have not enjoyed the same exposure. What’s holding biomass back?
Barack Obama has been re-elected president, Republicans have retained control of the House of Representatives, and Democrats continue to rule the Senate. To naysayers, the election may have seemed like one big waste of energy; however, to energy-efficiency advocates, the election may help eliminate a great deal of energy waste.
Commissioning for all buildings designed and built under a green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) would become mandatory under a new proposal open for public input.
Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. acknowledged its top-performing wholesalers for outstanding sales performance in 2012. The awards banquet was held Oct. 29-31 during Emerson’s annual National Wholesaler Conference in Tucson, Ariz.
At the 2012 Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) annual conference, four NATE awards were given to HARDI members, recognizing the outstanding efforts of HARDI distributors in promoting technician certification.
The RotoStorm II™ insulation blower can help contractors who offer insulation installation save customers money on their energy bills and take advantage of new homeowner tax credits, said the company. Its two-piece construction offers easy portability and durability.
The NXT Series R-410A thermal expansion valve (TXV) is a balanced ported valve designed for high-efficiency R-410A air conditioning and heat pump applications. NXT Series valves operate over a wide range of conditions and applications.
Ideal for guest rooms in hotels, dormitories, assisted living centers, or any application that has tight vertical clearances and minimal ductwork, the ceiling-concealed, ducted commercial indoor units have been significantly updated, said the company.
Two NuTone packaged systems — heat pumps and packaged gas/electric models — include all-aluminum microchannel coils for lighter weight, smaller size, better durability, and greater reliability in corrosive environments, said the company.
Used in pairs, the Attic-Trax™ Walkboards help workers in the construction, HVAC, and electrical industries move safely through an attic space, while preventing ceiling damage and increasing productivity. The boards are constructed from durable, lightweight composites.
The cloud-based Estimating 4 Profit (E4P) program is designed to enhance productivity and profitability in the commercial HVAC marketplace. Users can integrate estimates, budgets, and pricing agreements into a professional commercial HVAC proposal document.
For HVACR field service, the PRH2 is a psychrometer that measures wet bulb, percent rh, dew point, and dry bulb temperatures, in the convenience of a pocket tool. With the capability to clip into a pocket, the psychrometer can be used for walk-around testing.
The company’s full line of UL/ETL-certified HVAC tapes is specifically engineered to meet the most stringent requirements of HVAC engineers and contractors. The company’s line of HVAC tapes includes the newly introduced UL-rated AC50UL cloth duct tape for flexible air ducts and connectors.